MILLBURN, NJ - On my way back from a morning Navy assignment, I stopped by Millburn Firehouse 2 at Gero Park to drop off coats. Once again, when there's a need, Millburn Fire answers the call.

Since 2015, the firefighters of the Millburn Fire Department has been supporting St. John's Church in Newark with an annual winter coat drive. Coats gathered at the station will be delivered to the parish and given out to those who need them to fight off the chills of a New Jersey winter.

In addition to collecting and donating coats, Millburn firefighters cook and serve meals once a month at the St. John's soup kitchen. Pandemic guidelines don't allow them to directly serve food any longer, so they prepare hot, boxed meals for people to pick up outdoors.

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In the short time I was there, several residents came by to contribute and do their bit to help New Jerseyans in need. From the looks of it, the coat drive is a success.

Bravo Zulu to these good-hearted fellows and the residents of Millburn who donated!

The collection period ends at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9.